Elizabeth Bender

Managing Director

Ms. Bender oversees a variety of sales and service activities for The MBA Exchange. An MBA graduate of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, she majored in marketing and management. While attending Fuqua, Ms. Bender worked in the admissions office advising MBA applicants. Her personal admissions campaign produced offers of acceptance from four top-tier schools. With over a decade at The MBA Exchange, she has guided 100+ applicants (including two who lacked undergraduate degrees) in gaining admission to leading MBA programs including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, MIT Sloan, INSEAD, London Business School, IMD and Toronto Rotman. Prior to joining The MBA Exchange in 2008, Ms. Bender gained pharmaceutical industry experience through management positions in marketing, sales and human resources for a leading benefits-management company. She also worked in sales and information technology at Eli Lilly and Company. Ms. Bender earned a bachelor of arts degree cum laude in mathematics from Hanover College. She studied services marketing, leadership, employee and customer loyalty, and business ethics at The Center for Services Leadership at Arizona State University.